A Better Place to Live: Making the Top End a New Kind of Community
This fascinating title looks at the emergence of Darwin post WWII from war ravaged outpost, to Australia's fastest growing city in the 1960s. Diana Giese draws on the experience of her parents to paint this essential piece of Australian history in vivid detail, capturing the voices and the personalities of our Top End pioneers.
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'Giese has refreshingly matter-of-fact views on the desirability of economic development and social progress for Aborigines and for Territorians generally. She writes with a broad readership in mind rather than an academic audience, aiming to capture what life was like for people living in the Top End at the time...'
Christopher Pearson, 'The Weekend Australian', 23 May 2009